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Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux-Castillon Vieilles Vignes
Chateau Bellevue
France - Bordeaux - Cotes de Bordeaux - Castillon AOC

The wine offers a rich and intense bouquet of blackcurrant, blackberry and strawberry. It is smooth and full in the mouth with a velvety texture. Acidity combined with firm but well-integrated tannins are a fine supporting cast to the black fruit flavors at the end.

Specifications
Appellation
Cotes de Bordeaux - Castillon AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines
40 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Sandy clay & limestone
Vinification
Cold maceration for 3 days; temperature-controlled fermentation; 4 daily remontages during alcoholic fermentation; post fermentation maceration for 15 days. No fi
Aged 12 months in mostly new oak barrels (90% French oak and 10% American oak) and some Ch
Pairings

Grilled beef steaks, or lamb chops.

Reviews and News

2016 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - Decanter

2016 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - Decanter

decanter logo 250"65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby colour with violet edging, good quality for the money. This has punch, bite, and personality without being over blown. Drink 2019-2026 Alc 14%"
- Decanter (2019), 89 pts

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2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - JD

2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc from the Castillon region of Bordeaux, the 2015 Chateau Bellevue Vieilles Vignes offers a solid bouquet of ripe red and black fruits, dried tobacco, and smoked earth. This carries to a medium to full-bodied 2015 that has a nicely textured, fruit-loaded, ready-to-go style that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 89 pts

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2014 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 91 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

2014 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 91 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Catherine and Michel Lydoire purchased this 30-acre vineyard in 1998, the vines planted on the clay-limestone slope that reaches from St-Emilion to Castillon. Their 2014 is a great bistro wine, its taut structure carrying strawberry-red fruit and rose scents. Bright and pretty, gracious and firm, this is a wine to drink in the fall with steak frites."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (October 2017), 91 pts - BEST BUY

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2012 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 88 PTS - WE

2012 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Old vines and wood aging have given this wine rich concentration. It is smoky, spicy and still firm with tannins. The structure is filling out with the blackberry fruits and acidity. The wine will be ready to drink from 2017. — R.V."
- Wine Enthusiast (September 1st 2016), 88 pts

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2010 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 87 PTS - WE

2010 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 87 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 87 pts"This rich wine conveys flavors of milk chocolate and ripe black plums. It is smooth, velvet-textured and full in the mouth. Acidity and firm tannins are a fine supporting cast to the black fruit flavors at the end. Drink from 2016. — R.V."
- Wine Enthusiast (October 1st 2014), 87 pts

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2009 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - WE

2009 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Mint and tannins feature in the initial flavor, then it opens out to show delicious blackberry juice fruit. The tannins are dry but integrate with acidity to give more serious aspect to this balanced wine. — R.V."
- Wine Enthusiast (October 1st 2014), 89 pts

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Producer Information: Chateau Bellevue

Château Bellevue was founded by Michel & Catherine Lydoire in 1998, with the estate’s oldest vines dating to the 1960's. To access the estate, you embark on a drive through ...
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